This atmospheric series depicts the chaos and squalor of New York’s subway system in 1981, in all its graffitied glory. The then 22-year-old Christopher Morris – these days best known for his war photography – was interning at a photo agency. “I was new to New York, at the very start of my career, and I became mesmerised by the total urban decay, that was most visual with the subway system.” See more
Colour Haze is a stoner/psychedelic rock group from Munich, Germany. Formed in the mid-nineties, Colour Haze is one of the oldest German stoner outfits, and have since then become one of the flagships of the German stoner rock scene.
Emerging from a sound heavily influenced by Black Sabbath,Grand Funk Railroad on their first records, they moved away from a heavy to a more melodic sound, e.g. on their album All (2008), as remarked by Denmark’s LowCut webzine.
Sedlec, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
February 1, 1902: Langston Hughes Is Born
On this day in 1902, James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. A poet and novelist, he became known as the “Shakespeare of Harlem” during the 1920s and 1930s.
Originally from the Midwest, Hughes traveled the world and worked in a great variety of jobs. He is especially well-known for his perceptive and sympathetic portrayals of life in black America.
Learn more about Langston Hughes with Masterpiece's Langston Hughes biography.
Photo: Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936 (Wikimedia Commons).
Ram. Almost done.
Man, Jeremy Mayer does some cool stuff with typewriter parts.
Last album of Prohibition, another great French rock band from the 90’s with a sax player. More details about the band on their label website.
“Parisian Anglophone quartet Prohibition have the smack of Morphine about them, but with more varied instrumentation. There are also echoes of the down’n’dirty side of Back Door. The style is more fractured than either, though. Rhytms stutter, riffs stumble, melodic lines loll across terse, telegraphic lyrics, textures glower darkly as they are slashed by obsreperous shards of powerchording. These 14 tracks add up to 47 accomplished minutes of intense songs mingled with insistent instrumentals, and the programming is nicely judged, consistently building the tension and density without reaching saturation point.”
(THE WIRE UK, 1998)
Death dealing arrows by J. E. Millais (1829-1896)
A new set for an apocalypse movie?
The riots in Kiev. This is happening right now.
Those breathtaking pictures were taken by the young and usually happy tumblarian girl RedMisa during her volunteer work at Kiev.
"I never thought that I would cry for my native country. I’m not particularly patriotic, I do not like politics, large gatherings of people, meetings and inspirational slogans. but I still go to the central street of Kyiv almost every day, doing volunteer work, doing all I can to help. two months of no change for the better, things were getting worse and worse. but when the killings began, catching the protesters in the streets and beating them up…that was the last straw for me. I do not know what to expect next."
Alex Teuscher photographs captive animals in black and white, producing dark, atmospheric portraits. See more
Lungfish tour postcard. Chicago, 1994.